The Department of the Environment (DNRE) will embark on activities to commemorate the International Coastal Clean- up 2023 on September 16-17. Under the theme #SEATHECHANGE, Ocean Conservancy is co-ordinating global efforts toward trash- free seas.
Eight (8) beaches in Tobago have been selected for this year’s clean –up. On Saturday 16h September: Courland Bay (Plymouth/Black Rock), Minister’s Bay (Bacolet), Carapuse Bay
(Belle Garden), Prince’s Bay (Roxborough), Tyrel’s Bay (Speyside) and Little Rockly Bay (Lambeau). On Sunday 17th September- La Guirra Bay (Kilgywn- Bon-Accord) and Sandy Point Bay (Crown Point). Clean up activities will begin at 7:00am on both days.
Since 1986, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-up has engaged innumerable volunteers worldwide to band together in removing trash from the coastline which affects the health of marine life, people, wildlife, and economies. The data collected from these exercises is used to raise awareness of coastline and ocean pollution, identify hotspots for debris or unusual trash events and inform policy solutions.